METAR OBBI 050600Z 33012KT CAVOK 39/18 Q1002 NOSIG
June 5th, 1984
Flying on patrol over the Saudi Desert, a [ USAF Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS ] picks up 2 blips on RADAR piercing out of the Iranian air base of [ Bushehr | بوشهر ]. Identified as [ IRIAF | القوات الجوية لجيش الجمهورية الإسلامية الإيرانية ] [ McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II ]s, their presence is reported and tracked, vectoring towards Saudi airspace. After a number of radio attempts to turn the F-4s back, 2 [ RSAF | القوات الجوية الملكية الـسعودية ] [ McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle ]s were directed to intercept, resulting in one of the most confusing bits of comprehensively recorded history.
OBBI 141030Z 06007KT 020V080 9999 FEW030 35/22 Q1012 NOSIG
An explosive billowing sound that reverberates with a rumble to shakes your disoriented self. A blunt impact of sound humbles you to attention. Your body is directed with shock towards this force of violence as it rips up the air with a roaring turbulent inferno. Behold the ominous force of an Afterburner jetting by!
Bombs Over Manama...
OBBI 180800Z 17007KT 130V210 CAVOK 25/12 Q1012 NOSIG
In an era of untethered adventure one daredevil came to rise above the rest. To do the improbable, to achieve the unthinkable, was the life of Lt. Col. Ettore Muti of the [ Italian Air Corps - Corpo Aereo Italiano ]. Admired by rivals for his courage and worth. Notorious for his daring air raids. Famous for his love of risk and gamble on the daring. Ultimately known for being the man behind an unprecedented 4,000km air raid to attack Bahrain.
A Masterpiece Unfinished...
OBBI 110630Z 12006KT CAVOK 23/13 Q1015 NOSIG
Her first accomplishment was to charm her disappointed father. Winning him over, before uttering a word. She was magic on the silver screen, dominating the performance with alluring charisma. She broke restriction and earned the admiration of her elders. An accomplished person, at a youthful age. Ethically, she defended the honor of all, educated the masses, and empowered women. She stood tall among her people and united them to civility... All before her assassination, at the tender age of 19…
To Be Free...
OBBI 311100Z 30014KT 9999 FEW030 19/09 Q1022 NOSIG
Becoming a pilot is Rebellion in itself... Rebellion against society, to walk the earth. Rebellion against nature, to break free of its tethers, and most of all a rebellion against one's self, against ones doubts and fears. Never did a romance take its lover higher than Flight, and never has there been a mistress more seductive than the Sky... Lotfia at the tender age of 26, was in Love...
OBBI 041130Z 31013KT 9999 FEW045 21/07 Q1016 NOSIG
Curious in nature and always hungry for knowledge, he started his life with dreams of amazement and adventure manifested out of the pages of childhood books he read. Stories of distant lands, worldly concepts and experiences, dreams of a vast universe with all it’s intricate complexities. A youthful hunger to see the unknown.
The Sultan of Space...
OBBI 270800Z 30017KT CAVOK 19/12 Q1021 NOSIG
In our history, is a time of wonder that I was fortunate to witness. Arabia, was as it is today, in its usual manner of upheaval and unrest. Yet somehow with a bit of will, we managed to achieve moments of pride. We nurtured scholars, inventors, and poets. We were builders that secured water for our land and bridged our nations. We hung gardens from stone, and built mountains in the sand, but the one I lived to see, was us going to space.
A Directional Journey...
OBBI 230630Z 35021KT 9999 COVAK 24/17 Q1015
In comfort, we ride aluminum tubes and strap ourselves for what is essentially a magic carpet ride. If observed from afar, these birds seem autonomous and mindfully intelligent. Curiously, the reality holds more wonder, than fiction can create.
Flight of the Concorde...
OBBI 251830Z VRB003KT COVAK 32/24 Q1008 NOSIG
Here is a piece of history to be proud of...
January 21 1976, 11:40z, Captain Norman Todd of British Airways directed his Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 engines down London Heathrow’s RWY 28L. An Explosion of Reheat power, each releasing 38,000 lbs of thrusts, pointed the “Speedbird” to the sky, and rocketed towards Bahrain International Airport.